The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has blocked the illegal activities of an organized criminal group, whose members illegally manufactured and sold fake anabolic and potent drugs. This was reported in the press service of the SBU.
It was established that four residents of Kharkiv and Kyiv had started an illegal business. They were receiving raw materials for the manufacture of counterfeit by mail from one of East Asiain countries.
"The criminals carried out the manufacture of medicines in a rented building in the Kharkiv industrial zone. To counterfeit packaging, holograms and instructions, they used one of the city printing houses, where one of the group members worked," the report informs.
It is also reported that the criminals sold counterfeit products under the guise of products of well-known pharmaceutical manufacturers through an online store. According to preliminary estimates, the group earned about $ 530,000.
Four members of the criminal group were suspected of committing a crime, two of them received a preventive measure in the form of detention.
The suspects face up to 10 years in prison and confiscation of property. The pre-trial investigation continues.
As it was reported earlier, the Security Service of Ukraine has exposed and stopped the large-scale theft of forest resources in Mokryansky and Velykobereznyansky state forestries in the Zakarpattia region.